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- Engine Size:
- 2.3L EFI Turbo I4
- Transmission Type:
- 5 Speed Manual
- 120,787 (Actual)
- Atlanta, GA
In the 80s, the fate of the V8 was very much in jeopardy, but Ford was hedging their bets with the wonderfully potent SVO Mustang. This 1986 example is one of only 3314 built in the final year of production, and brought a potent turbocharged engine, 4-wheel disc brakes, and a very unique look, making it a fast, fun, and rare pony car.
This nasty little SVO wears a shiny coat of black paint, and as the car's original color and having seen 1980s Ford paint, it looks quite a bit better than it would have new, although the paint is now a few years old. The shape is familiar to any Mustang fan, but thanks to a special nose with flush-fitting headlights, the offset hood scoop that feeds the top-mounted intercooler, and that oh-so-80s biplane rear spoiler, the SVO has a totally unique look. During the repaint, it also got a cool satin black stripe on the hood that follows the line set by the grille at the base of the windshield, a custom look that we like a whole lot. And while a lot of V8 Mustangs were abused and beaten at the track, it seems that the more sophisticated SVO and its European-inspired personality was treated differently. Keeping it subtle, the only badges on the car are the Ford emblems fore and aft, plus the tiny SVO insignias on the front fenders where the ubiquitous 5.0 usually lives. Nevertheless, this car looks downright nasty crouching on those big 18-inch wheels.
Inside, the SVO was equipped much like its GT brothers, with body-hugging cloth buckets that do a great job of holding you in place during spirited driving. They're original and in good condition, but show the usual signs of use and time now that this car is 30 years old. The gauges are all fully functional, including the console-mounted information center. And if originality matters, the factory-issued AM/FM/cassette stereo is still in place. A genuine leather-wrapped wheel (showing its age) and matching shifter knob were part of the SVO's special equipment (this one now sports a short shifter with a shiny billet knob), and things like A/C, power windows and locks, and a folding rear seat were standard equipment. Door panels and carpets are in great shape, even in the hatch area, and of note, this car has neither T-tops nor a sunroof, making it feel tight and solid, even today. There's some evidence of age throughout, but someone has clearly taken very good care of this car.
It would be a very big mistake to under-estimate the potent 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which in stock trim put out more horsepower than the mighty 5.0 V8 in 1986 (205 versus 200). The motor is typically a bulletproof little powerhouse, and this one runs extremely well and remains completely stock, so you know it hasn't been abused with too much boost from a big turbo or something like that. Linked to a slick-shifting T5 5-speed manual, it loves to dance and revs are your friend, so the 3.73 gears on a Trac-Lock limited slip are a great choice. Koni shocks were also standard equipment, and if you've ever been near a track, you know they're the tool of choice for keeping the tires connected to the pavement. And the SVO carries 4-wheel discs and 5-lug hubs, which, for some reason, never trickled down to the rest of the lineup but are very welcome here. Blacked-out Motegi Racing alloys have been fitted, now wearing big 225/40/18 performance radials.
Future collectable and still a blast to drive, this SVO shows you one path to Ford's future that is still very much relevant today. Call now!
Why Sell With Streetside Classics?
Because we know classic cars and how to sell them. We provide the peace of mind that can only come from partnering with one of the largest classic car dealerships in the country. Our sales teams generate industry-leading sales volume per dealership and consistently win customer service awards in the process. We take out the hassles of selling privately and get you more money in your pocket than anywhere else. Come see why we are The Nation's Trusted Consignment Dealer.
Reasons to Consign With Us
- Top Consignment Dealer in the Nation
- Over 1200 Cars in Stock
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- Over 35 Cars SOLD/Month Per Showroom
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- Minimum Loan Amount - $10,000
- No Pre-Payment Penalty
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- Terms to 144 months
- Bankruptcy, foreclosure, divorce – All OK
After being in the collector-car business for a decade prior, Donna Robbins opened the doors to the first Streetside Classics showroom in Charlotte, NC in 2008. Armed with a customer-oriented business philosophy and a clear vision for success, she has since led Streetside Classics to an unrivaled sales volume that is currently among the best in the collector car industry.
With the most knowledgeable and professionally trained staff in the industry, we have expanded nationally and opened showrooms in many major U.S. markets. We operate under the principles of doing business fairly and with the understanding that our customers are the lifeblood of the business. Much of our success comes from the relationships formed with buyers and sellers around the world who have joined us on this incredible journey and made Streetside’s rapid growth possible.
Today, Streetside Classics is known as the Nation's Trusted Consignment Dealer; providing sellers and buyers alike with the peace of mind that only comes from partnering with one of the largest classic car dealerships in the country.
Terms & Conditions
Vehicle may be sold by Streetside Classics prior to the end of the auction. Streetside Classics reserves the right to end its auctions early or to cancel bids solely at its discretion and shall not be held liable for any such cancellation.
The winning bidder is required to contact Streetside Classics within 24 hours after the close of the auction to finalize the details of the transaction.
If winning bidder does not contact Streetside Classics and submit deposit within 24 hours of auction close, vehicle may be made available to the next highest bidder or another qualified buyer on a first come, first serve basis.
For balance of payment we will accept bank wire transfer (preferred), cashier’s check, or personal check (vehicle shipment will be delayed until check clears).
Streetside Classics has represented this vehicle to the best of its ability relying on information provided by the consignor/seller. Prospective bidders are encouraged to contact us directly to provide additional information or answer any questions.
Please be aware that all pre-owned vehicles, regardless of age, mileage, or manufacturer are subject to cosmetic wear and mechanical failure. Streetside Classics encourages bidders to have a personal inspection completed prior to delivery to help ensure your satisfaction. Third party inspections are encouraged and must take place prior to the purchase.
All vehicles are sold "AS IS" and with no warranties expressed or implied.
Final or winning bid price does not include shipping, tax, title, or registration fees. It is the purchaser's responsibility to provide for any state or local taxes and shipping expenses resulting from the sale.
We can assist you in delivery through our network of private and commercial carriers. Most of them can deliver the vehicle to your driveway. We assume no responsibility for damages or delays incurred once a vehicle is in a shipper's custody.
An additional documentation fee of $199 will be added to the purchase price at the time of sale.
This site and all advertising information may be updated without notice whenever new information is obtained and may contain mistakes and inaccuracies. Information is provided to the best of our knowledge and that of the owners of the vehicles, and we make no warranty or representation regarding the accuracy, truth, or reliability of such information. We cannot be responsible for any errors, omissions, or inaccuracies contained in information provided by third parties. Streetside Classics is not an expert in the construction, engineering, finishes, materials, and componentry of every single vehicle we sell. It is the responsibility of the buyer to either inspect the vehicle personally or via a 3rd party, to ensure satisfaction to the condition and value, prior to purchase. Streetside Classics strives to perform extensive visual inspections on all vehicles we represent but we do not disassemble vehicles or components for inspection purposes and therefore it is always possible that there is hidden damage that is not readily apparent. All vehicles are sold AS-IS with no warranties expressed or implied.